November 6, 2014 Leave a comment Alert: Horrible virus attacks iPads and iPhones By Komando Staff, Komando.com 29,52429.5k Apple.com Update 11/7: Apple has blocked the infected apps so they won't run on a Mac or iOS. This will stop the attack temporarily, but it doesn't fix the underlying problem. Read on to learn more about this threat.Original story: Apple gadgets have a reputation for and proven history of good security, but lately cracks have started to show. I told you earlier this week about the "rootpipe" flaw in Mac OS X.Well, now a flaw has popped up in OS X and iOS called "WireLurker," and it's a first for iOS.Most iOS flaws in the past only existed if your iPhone or iPad was jailbroken. That means you've already made a breach in the defenses so you can install apps Apple hasn't approved. "WireLurker," however, works on a pristine iOS gadget with its security fully intact.Right now, it's not much of a threat to U.S. users, but it's infected thousands of iOS gadgets in China over the past six months.Still, it's worth knowing how it works and how to avoid it because you can bet hackers will be trying to bring it to the States as fast as possible.Next page: How it works Continued on next page12Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Happening Now Murder on the Internet: A gruesome new low for the Dark Web Next Happening Now SCAM ALERT: A viral video site wants to infect your computer Related Articles 3 common Amazon Alexa problems and how to fix them How to keep your passwords in the right hands in case tragedy strikes Hidden ways to save money at hotels Nintendo Switch: Is the new gaming console worth it?